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Pat is an energetic great-grandmother, Guide Dogs volunteer, AND Operation Christmas Child enthusiast who loves to share about the impact of shoeboxes she witnessed first-hand when she visited Belarus with us. Beth is a busy working mum to two toddlers who volunteers alongside her.

Watch the video to find out how they work together to keep their local media outlets and Operation Christmas Child supporters updated on events and news.


Pat recalls a highlight of her role to be when she got the chance to go on a shoebox distribution trip to Belarus.

“It was so humbling to see the reaction of those children when they opened their gifts,” she said.

A particularly poignant moment in the same trip was visiting a school for the blind. As Pat is visually impaired herself, she was able to introduce herself to the group of children and share with them how she was also like them. Being able to relate to these students who received shoeboxes was an experience she’ll never forget.

In addition to her Media Relations efforts, Pat is also actively involved in her church and volunteers with Guide Dogs for the Blind by sharing her story around the UK and raising funds for others to receive guide dogs.

Her cheerful encouragement to anyone who is passionate about Operation Christmas Child and considering applying to be a volunteer is to “Give it a go and give it your best shot!”

If you are interested in learning more about building Church relationships as a year-round volunteer for Operation Christmas Child, get in touch using the button below.

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